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Black, Hiram H.


Posted By: mjv (email)
Date: 8/4/2020 at 10:25:44

Hiram H. Black, farmer and stock-raiser, on section 22, Washington Township, was born in Greene County, Pa., on the 31st of March, 1819, and is the son of Samuel and Charlotte (Heaton) Black, the former born in Adams County, Pa., in 1777, and the latter in Virginia, about 1792. They were the parents of ten children, six of whom are now living: Henry, of Lucas County, Iowa; Mary, the wife of John K. Bell, and Charlotte, the wife of Dr. D Rogers, both of Greene County, Pa.; William, also of Greene County; Elizabeth, the wife of L. Baker, of Washington County, Pa.

The subject of this sketch was educated in the subscription schools of his native State. He was married in Greene County, Pa., his wife’s birthplace, June 8, 1848, to Miss Mary A. Morris, who was born in 1824, and a daughter of Tomas Morris. They are the parents of five children, four living: George R., a mail agent on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad, from Burlington to Albert Lee, Minn.; William M., of Washington; Lizzie, the wife of W. F. Palmer, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Lottie L., a graduate of the High School of Washington; Samuel A. died at the age of twenty-five. In 1859 the family came to Washington County, Iowa, and located on section 25, Washington Township, where they remained four years, and then came to their present farm on section 22. Mr. Black has always taken great interest in educational matters, and has given each of his children a good education. The home farm consists of sixty acres of valuable land, all of which is under a high state of cultivation.

Mr. Black is a man well posted in the affairs of his country and State, and is well able to express himself on all matters of public interest. In the neighborhood where he has resided for so many years he is highly regarded by his neighbors, and is well worthy of their esteem.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa (1887). Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Hiram H. Black, pages 311-312.


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